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Grape Varieties - Castelao

Castelao
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This is the most widely planted grape variety in Portugal, grown mainly in the south of the country. It produces wine of a variety of styles and is an occasional port grape. It thrives in sandy soils. It is an ancient grape, first recorded in text in the mid-16th century.

Signature Style

Signature Style

From fruity and easy-going, to rich and richly tannic and capable of great ageing, Castelão has many bases covered.

Famous Examples

Famous Examples

None

Principle Regions

Principle Regions

Southern and coastal regions, but Castelão is found all over Portugal.

Synonyms

Synonyms

Periquita (parakeet), João de Santarém, Castelão Francês, Trincadeira, Mortágua, Moreto,

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